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Mar 30, 2013 2:45pm EDT
, that as scientists we want to go beyond that. we want mechanisms. we have studies showing changes and the brain that takes place when children are physically active and engage in good nutrition. whether it is the frontal lobe or the hippocampus, there are changes you can now track that go along with healthy lifestyles. it takes us to another level, but still, knowing all of that, we have not been able to get to the point where we as society are committed to investing in our children being able to engage in physical education take-12 -- k-12 and have good nutrition. there is a relationship here that is really important, and it is that schools tend to be the great equalizers. i grew up in alabama during the worst. of -- during the worstperiod of this commission and segregation, and our parents used to tell us that if you got education you could do anywhere -- go anywhere you want to go and do whatever you want to do, and the schools were viewed as the great equalizer is. ,hen it comes to this problem so many children growing up in homes in communities where they may not have access
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